I recently received a copy of the fantasy novel The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky by author David Litwack. I discovered the book on Book Club Reading List and am reading it now. I will be posting an interview with David Litwack shortly, but in the meantime here is a brief summary of the novel to tide you over.
After centuries of religiously motivated war, the world has been split in two. Now the Blessed Lands are ruled by pure faith while, in the Republic, reason is the guiding light.
Two different realms divided by more than an ocean.
Children of the Republic, Helena and Jason were inseparable in their youth, until fate sent them down different paths. They are reunited when a tiny boat from the Blessed Lands crashes onto the rocks near Helena’s home after an improbable journey across the ocean. On board is a single passenger, a nine-year-old girl named Kailani, who calls herself “Daughter of the Sea and the Sky.”
A new purpose binds Jason and Helena together, as they vow to protect the lost innocent from the wrath of the authorities. But is the mysterious child simply a confused little girl longing to return home? Or is she a powerful prophet sent to unravel the fabric of the Republic, as the leader of an illegal religious sect would have them believe? The answer may change them forever…and perhaps their world as well.